Call

(redirected from caller)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Call

An option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset.

call

1. An option that permits its holder to purchase a specific asset at a predetermined price until a certain date. For example, an investor may purchase a call option on General Electric stock that confers the right to buy 100 shares at $25 per share until October 17. Calls are sold for a fee by other investors, who incur an obligation. Also called call option. Compare put. See also synthetic call.
2. An issuer's right to repurchase an issue of bonds at a predetermined price before maturity. The feature is used when interest rates fall, so that the bonds can be repurchased and a new, lower-rate issue sold. A call feature is normal for nearly all long-term bond issues, and it operates to the detriment of bond owners. See also call price, cleanup call, extraordinary call, optional call, sinking fund call.
3. Redemption of an issue of bonds before maturity by forcing the bondholders to sell at the call price.

call

To force an option writer to sell shares of stock at a price stipulated in a contract. Stocks usually are called just before the expiration of the options.

Call.

In the bond markets, a call is an issuer's right to redeem bonds it has sold before the date they mature. With preferred stocks, the issuer may call the stock to retire it, or remove it from the marketplace.

In either case, it may be a full call, redeeming the entire issue, or a partial call, redeeming only a portion of the issue.

When a bank makes a secured loan, it reserves the right to demand full repayment of the loan -- referred to as calling the loan -- should the borrower default on interest payments.

Finally, when the term refers to options contracts, holding a call gives you the right to buy the underlying instrument at a specific price by a specific date. Selling a call obligates you to deliver the underlying instrument if the call is exercised and you're assigned to meet the call.

Call

An option to purchase a security at a fixed price within a specified period of time.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mecca Bingo Bilston has shared a list of its callers on Facebook and asked the public to vote.
The Glo Caller Ring Back Tune service is primed in such a way that subscribers can download up to 5 different tunes and also assign all friends and colleagues' designated numbers to any 4 of the 5 tunes.
Nearly half (48%) of callers now have a budget deficit - up from 27% in 2009, it said.
'What was done by the caller was uncalled for,' he added.
999 caller "Can you keep a box of eggs open in the fridge?" The shocked operator responded by saying: "This is the ambulance service.
In one of his calls, the caller said he was speaking from India and said his name was 'Zashe'.
Police urged anybody in doubt a call is bogus, to put the phone down and either call the agency or company the caller claims to be from, using a telephone number obtained from a trusted source, not a number provided by the caller.
Mark Bedard is Director of Marketing at Parlance, which helps leading healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, and large enterprises deliver a positive caller experience, drive efficient operations, and move beyond yesterday's call handling practices.
Caller said: "I never intentionally tried to help her."
With the advent of advanced speech analytics, gathering valuable data for end-to-end caller experience is becoming easier, faster, and more cost effective.
A spokesman for the council said: "Residents need to be aware that these callers are not genuine and do not represent the council.
A caller said a man who purchased a refrigerator on Craigslist was refusing to leave an apartment complex, claiming he was "ripped off" and demanding his money back.